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Historic win

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Japan's players celebrate after defeating Wales 23-8 in their rugby union test match in Tokyo on Saturday. It was Japan's first ever victory over a major rugby nation in nearly 80 years of international competition. See story here.

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Wales were slaughtered. Japan played to their strength.

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A great effort well done

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Only saw the second half but from what I saw the japanese team played very well and deserved the win, Congratulations.

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Ouch! Were they playing the B team?

Yes, but still it will be entered into the history book as Wales.

They should have called themselves Wales B but they thought japan would be a push over so wouldnt need to.

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play Wales best 15 in Cardiff. Score Japan less than 20, Wales not more than 120. fact. and I'm not Welsh

But this wasn't played in Cardiff. And the Welsh RFU had a choice and went ahead with this test match in Japan. Regardless of how many Welsh players are with the Lions (thanks to Gatlands Welsh-biased selection), every top rugby nation has 30 first-choice players so this is a top result. Gatland is/ was the Welsh head coach and he would have had input to arranging this test in Japan plus the Lions schedule. No excuses.

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Way to go, Japan. What was the result, JT?

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Yaaataaa ! Otsukaresama, Nippon !

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Being a Kiwi, it's always the All Blacks, but one big congratulations to the Japanese Team. Can't wait until the All Blacks come in November.

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Congratulations Japan.

(grrrrrrrrr)

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Game was just shown on BBC.Commenting after the game they said Japan played well.Yes it's not Wales best team,but it is great for Japanese rugby.I am Scottish so rejoice every time games go against prediction.

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oh Wales you truly are awful!

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Ouch! Were they playing the B team?

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Great match, pumped to see more

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Wales are going to be the laughing stock of the rugby world - on the flip side, well done Japan!

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play Wales best 15 in Cardiff. Score Japan less than 20, Wales not more than 120. fact. and I'm not Welsh

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